Heavy transport solutions

Air Caster Transport

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Heavy transport solutions

Air and water casters are ideal for moving extremely heavy weights. Transformers, ships and parts of ships such as azipods, cable baskets and other weights up to millions of pounds have been moved and positioned with air or water casters for years.

By creating a wafer-thin film (water or air) between your transformer, cable basket or ship and the floor, the whole thing floats. This allows it to be moved almost frictionless in all horizontal directions and allows for highly accurate positioning.

With other techniques it becomes difficult and often very expensive to move extreme weights. Air and water casters offer an economical solution and there is no limit to the weight that can be moved. Where wheels exert a high line pressure on the surface, air or water casters divide it over a larger area (the surface of the casters), to make sure that point or line loads no longer occur. 

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When moving these large objects, a frame, pallet or transporter is almost always used to connect the air casters. This frame is adapted to the shape and weight distribution of the object to be moved. The air or water casters make that item float, so it can be moved and positioned. In order to get the weight in motion and keep it under control, a drive unit must always be used. This can be built in, but it is also possible to use a forklift truck or another external drive.

self build with air casters

If you build machines yourself or prefer to do it in-house, our engineers are ready to support you with the pneumatic implementation and our application specialists can help you get the installation operational. If you want a turn-key solution, we work with carefully selected partners, who specialize in making such transport solutions. Depending on your question, we can put you in contact with the right party.

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Aerofilm Systems designs, develops and produces air casters and air caster transport systems. This form of internal transport is the ideal solution for moving and positioning light to very heavy objects in a safe, ergonomic and cost-effective way. It is also ideal for sensitive and therefore often expensive objects, because air casters do not cause vibrations during movement.

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Discover air casters: the ideal solution for moving light to very heavy objects

Learn how air casters can help you to move light, heavy or sensitive objects in a safe, ergonomic, and cost-effective way.